Friday, July 10, 2015

Stitch Fix Maternity - July 2015

Whoa, another Stitch Fix already?!

I'm sure you know all about Stitch Fix by now. But here's a quick rundown of how it works:

{about stitch fix}

Stitch Fix is an online styling/shopping service. For a $20 fee, they send you five clothing or accessory pieces that a personal stylist has chosen just for you, based on your style profile, special notes to your stylist, and even your Pinterest boards. When you receive your box, you can choose to buy as many of the items as you want, and then return what you don't want in your return bag (postage is prepaid!). Your $20 styling fee applies to anything you purchase, and if you love everything, you get a 25% discount on your entire box!

So basically, it's a ton of fun. You can choose to receive just one box (no subscription required!), or you can subscribe to receive boxes every 2-3 weeks, monthly, every other month, or quarterly. Basically, when you need a fix, you can get one. That sounds weird, but whatever.

Stitch Fix also offers petite and maternity options now, and if you haven't heard, I'm pregnant. So yay!

{my maternity stitch fix - july 2015}

This is my fifth maternity Stitch Fix! (read about my others hereherehere, and here if you want. Quite the trip down memory lane! P.S. I ended up keeping the blue dolman top from last month, even though popular opinion favored the green. Sorry guys; I trust you...I just had to go with my gut!).

I was apprehensive about this box for a couple reasons. The first is that the arrival of this box kind of snuck up on me, and by the time I went to the Stitch Fix site to put in a monthly note for my stylist, the box was already in the works! So I didn't get to make any special requests. The other reason I was nervous is that I'm so close to the end of this pregnancy (5 WEEKS, PEOPLE. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.) and I'm hesitant to buy any new clothes at this point, whether maternity or not. The exception is good nursing tops...but I didn't get to put that in my note to my stylist (see point 1). So I feel like this box may be doomed to failure before it's even opened!

But let's decide that together, shall we? Without further ado, my July box:

Loveappella Maternity Augusta Maternity Dress ($68)

first impressions: Well, I'm a sucker for a striped dress! The biggest question marks here are (1) length and (2) how maternity-ish it looks (since the end is so near!)

on me:

thoughts: Well...that didn't go so well. It's not's super soft and comfortable, and it's not terribly clingy. I don't think it looks too blatantly maternity, either.'s too short! If it was a couple inches longer, this would probably be a keeper. As it is, I can't walk around without showing too much leg (for my LDS garments, that is). RETURN. 

Mavi Freida Maternity Regular Length Jean ($98)

first impressions: Womp womp. Sorry, but the time to buy maternity jeans has passed. I needed these three boxes ago, but I don't need them now! 

thoughts: I tried on the pants anyway (no pics though, obviously), and I've gotta say: I might be in trouble with Stitch Fix when I actually need to buy jeans. Both of the pairs they've sent me -- even though I've returned both of them -- have fit well and have been high quality. Biggest complaint about these jeans in particular (in case any of you are looking for maternity jeans to request in a box), is that the panel was ridiculously big. I mean, my belly ain't no small thing nowadays, and I think this panel would have stretched over all three of my girls if I had wanted it to (if you know what I mean...). RETURN. 

Loveappella Maternity Shanna Lace Detail Maternity Knit Top ($48)

first impressions: Oh, hello shirt that is everything I love in life. Casual comfort with a touch of class? Navy blue? Sign me the heck up.

on me:

thoughts: Okay, this one might be a heartbreaker. I love love heart-eye emoji love the style of this shirt. But remember those garments I mentioned above? Well, this (unlined) lace would show off those things pretty darn obviously without an undershirt. (Side note: it would definitely show off anything other than a strapless bra, too, so keep that in mind). So I threw on an undershirt to see how that would look, and there's quite the gap there (see bottom pic), so it looks a little silly. And yeah, I tried an ivory undershirt also. It still looked silly. Also, this is technically a maternity shirt, complete with the tell-tale ruching at the bottom. But gosh dang it, I'd probably wear it anyway! It's the lace problem that is really holding me up here. UNDECIDED. 

Daniel Rainn Minal V-Neck 3/4 Sleeve Solid Blouse ($68)

first impressions: 3/4 sleeve is good: even though it's warm outside (#understatement), I'd still feel okay about wearing this on date nights or to church, and obviously once it cools down a bit. Buttons on front could be good for nursing! Also, pricey. 

on me:

thoughts: I feel like this shirt looks good from afar, and then you get up close and all you can see are the wrinkles and the occasional peek-a-boo inside my shirt from the buttons being just slightly too loose. Oh, and those buttons are NOT nursing friendly. They are little metal cone-shaped buttons, and they are very hard to unfasten and fasten. No bueno. But pretty color, eh? RETURN. 

Daniel Rainn Bilson Pleated Blouse ($68)

first impressions: The print is one of those vintage-y prints that you can't decide if it belongs in your grandma's closet (to stay) or on a wannabe-stylin' momma. Other than that, it looks cute!

on me:

thoughts: Yes, my biggest question mark here is the print. This top would actually work very well for nursing, since it has normal buttons down the front. It's also NOT a maternity top, so yay for that. The fabric is lightweight, but not super breathable, so it's probably either strictly a "night out" shirt or a "wait until Fall" shirt, both of which I'm okay with. So what do you think about the print? UNDECIDED.


I'm struggling a bit with this box. I think it was very much "my style." I mean, a comfy dress, dat navy/lace top, a pretty colored top with a little edge, comfy jeans, and a little femininity to balance it all out. That sounds like my wardrobe in a nutshell. But obviously, each piece had something holding me back from really falling in love. I think of all the pieces, the floral top is most likely to get good wear, but can I pull off the print?

And thus ends my relationship with Stitch Fix maternity! I'm thinking I'll request all non-maternity pieces for my next fix, since you know, the baby will probably get here before the box does! Think they have anything that's spit-up repellant? Or maybe scented, to cover up the fact that I won't have showered in 3-5 days, but who's counting?

Scented clothing. Brilliant. You heard it here first, folks!

Disclosure: Links to Stitch Fix are referral links that reward me if someone happens to sign up through them! Yay!


  1. I love all of the clothes on you, but when I have gotten stitchfix it is hard for me to find stuff that I don't have to layer to cover my garments for the price. Have you tried a white shirt underneath the lacey/navy shirt? I think that might look cuter than the navy shirt underneath because it is really adorable on you!

    1. Yes, it's definitely been a tough spot for me too! #struggles

      I tried an ivory undershirt under the lace first, but it honestly looked no better than the navy (and possibly a little worse!). I think the only thing that would really work would be something that totally blends in with my skin, or something with longer sleeves. It honestly might be worth trimming up the sleeves on a 3/4 sleeve undershirt! Thanks for the compliments! :)

  2. Hey, Katie! I am a reader (and an old friend of Dallin's who feels weird about reading your blog, but whatever) and a sucker for Stitch Fix posts. I am intrigued by the business, but haven't signed up because the prices make me nervous. In general, do you think the prices match the quality of the pieces?

    As to this box, I think the floral shirt is gorgeous. I love the cut, the print, the accents, everything. You definitely pull off the print. It goes well with your coloring, and I wouldn't guess that it was outside of your comfort zone. Get it!

    The lace on the blue short is also great, but I hate owning clothes that have to be worn with a particular under- or over-garment. It is so limiting. From the pictures, the undershirt looks fine from the back, but I agree it doesn't work on the shoulders. Even as someone who doesn't wear garments, I'd probably skip it because it would be a little too saucy for the office, and a little too fancy for bumming around at home or hanging out with the kid. It would strictly be a "going out" shirt.

    1. Sandy! Hi! I've heard a lot about you -- all good things. :) Don't feel weird about reading!

      I would say that *in general,* yes, the prices are right for the quality, especially once you factor in your styling fee! For most of my 5 boxes, I've ended up spending an additional $30 or so after the styling fee is factored in, and everything I've bought, I've worn a lot and loved! Even the lightweight knit tops wash well and keep their shape/size, which is definitely more than I can say for most of the shirts I've bought at Old Navy or Target, you know? That being said, I'll probably never be able to convince myself to buy an entire box, and every once in a while I'll get something that costs waaaay more than I think it's worth. So it's kind of just a matter of having the right expectations and not buying something just because it showed up at your door. :)

      THANK YOU for your feedback about the shirts. I think that after mulling it over for a couple days, that's exactly where I'm at, too. And since the floral shirt is on the pricier side, I think I'll just get that one! Thanks for helping confirm that decision!

  3. Oh Katie - that floral looks amazing on you! Seriously, it's perfect. Please keep it or I'll buy it for you.

    1. Thanks, Katie! No need to take drastic measures -- it's hanging in my closet and here to stay! :)


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